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with obama care and that's happening, too. the administration points out this is information that's been out there a long time and in a statement today, the white house said in part, these protections will improve the plans that insurance companies offer today unless you're in the same plan that you were in when the law passed which is grandfathered out of these changes. in other words, nothing in the act forces people out of their health plans because the law allows plans that covered people at the time the law was enacted to continue to offer that same coverage to the enrollees. so it's a little bit complicated. there might have been an oversell when trying to get this through. >> a lot of people now who like, presumably liked their plans are being told they're no longer eligible for those plans and getting letters from blue cross, blue shield from kaiser and other companies saying in order to comply with the much more intense requirements of obama care this plan you used to be on no longer exists. >> something like 300,000 people with florida blue alone in the state of florida getting tha
week for the obama administration. >> right now the ellis island museum is opening once again, seeing its first visitors since it was damaged by hurricane sandy last year. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. we start with the fallout over the latest revelations about spying at the nsa and tapping of world leaders' phones. the big question people are asking now is, what did the president know and when did he know it. i'm joined by chief national security kurt correspondent jim sciutto who has been covering the story. crux of the controversy is what. >> well, the crux right now is what did the preds know and when. there's some conflicting information out there. a german newspaper reporting he knew in detailed form in 2010 about this spying going up to and including angela merkel's cell phone. this is something the white house and nsa deny. "wall street journal" reports the president was only made aware of this last summer. conflicting at this point. neither answers is satisfying because either he didn't have enough oversight or he hasn't been entirely forthcoming. d
. >> the administration has called in experts from google and other tech giants to help fix the obama care website and say the site should be fixed by the end of november. >>> here is something for you to consider if you're going over open enrollment options for your health insurance. the obama administration is loosening rules covering flexible spending accounts. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with more. good morning, clis teen. christine. >> good morning, carol. this is a great time to figure out how much money you should set aside pre-tax dollars to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. the treasury department saying you will be able to roll over $500 a year if necessary. remember that use it or lose it rule, for years if you put money in the flexible spending account and didn't use all of it you lost it. now you will be able to carry over $500 into the next year. there is some 14 million americans who use these flexible spending accounts, also called fsas, so this will affect an awful lot of people. you will be able to roll that over. it should be noted the limits have changed, used to be
questions for the administration to answer. president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel. in an interview, he both defended u.s. intelligence activities. >> the national security operations generally have one purpose and that is to make sure the american people are safe. >> reporter: and conceded that maybe they'd gone too far. >> i'm initiating, now, a review, to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> senior administration officials tell cnn president obama did not know about the nsa surveillance of merkel and other allies until earlier this year. when he found out, he ordered a stop to some of the programs. the democratic chairman of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein, usually an ally of the white house, says that's not good enough and want s a, quote, total review of all u.s. intelligence programs. in washington this week pressing for the limits. telling me eu citizens find u.s. spying disturbing. >> they feel very uneasy. they don
.s. under the obama administration, is backing off a lot of the burden sharing, a lot of the heavy lifting that traditionally the u.s. has done in support of its allies over the past. >> because of the fallout, bought of the anger amongst the world leaders, julian, do you think someone's head should roll over this? >> well, we're going to see what the administration does. i think two things to remember. president obama himself raised a lot of the expectations about the differences with how he would conduct national security operations and those resonated both here and around the world. so it might be that in the end, he tries to blame someone. he himself now by -- with this report coming out that he ordered this to stop, it's something of an admission this shouldn't be business as usual. and the second thing is, this is a surveillance that's very different than people were used to in previous years because of e-mail and internet spying. so i think the president is going to do something. and i do think he's feeling that the political fallout is significant. >> christiane and julian, my than
through benghazi to be interviewed separate and apart from the obama administration to find out what hped before, during and after. >> so graham's actions would affect the new fed chair nominee. the nominee to leave the department of homeland security. and is lindsay gram making smart use to hold up the political nomination or is this grand standing? >> it is not political grand standing. i know lindhy graham very well, and it is not his profile to do this kind of political grand standing. he was a member of the 8 on immigration. he refused to be part of the back-up choir for ted cruz on the government shutdown. along with john mccain pushed a member of his own party, george w. bush, very hard on guantanamo. you consider seen consistency when it comes to oversight issues and military abuses. i think what he is asking for is not that unreasonable. and he's been asking for this for over a year. give us access to the people who were there. who are the survivors. give oversight committees, the appropriate committees, access to these folks. they've been denied access and there's very little, s
administration and the botched rollout of the healthcare.gov website? a lot of ways. president obama took responsibility for fixing the problems, as did the vice president and the secretary of health and human services. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> we assumed that it was up and ready to run. but the good news is, although it's not, and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of november it will be. >> so there's no excuse for it. i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> our chief political analyst gloria borger is here. all various ways of saying, i'm sorry, is it working? politically, are they rebounding from this? what's going on. >> you know, wolf, if you look at the new "wall street journal"/nbc news poll the president is not rebounding politically. i think you've got a poll there that shows that his job approval has dropped to 42%. that's the lowest point in his presidency. the interesting thing to me, you see it there the interesting thing about these polls is that for the first time
speaker, democrat van jones, the former obama administration official. newt, thanks so much, van, thanks to you, as well. you've caused quite a stir with this latest tweet that you put out there today. i'm going to put it up on the screen. sebelius dishonesty in testimony this morning exceeds anything president nixon was accused of. the obama team can't tell truth and survive. did she commit any crimes? >> well, first of all. >> did richard nixon commit a crime? >> first of all. >> did she commit any crimes. >> we don't know yet. for example, cnn is reporting today that health insurance executives are being pressured into not speaking out. >> so are you an us cccusing he nixon broke the law with the cover-up, right. >> we don't know. what i'm saying first of all. >> i want to know if you want to revise making a comparison to nixon and the only president forced out of office because he broke the law. >> no, he was forced out of office in part, he resigned in part because he had said a series of things that weren't true. >> he lied. he broke the law. that's illegal. >> so you have the secr
. members of the obama administration including the president now saying they're sorry. does that restore faith in government? what does that really mean to the people of america? >> you know, at this point i think we've gone from the eisenhower era 50 years ago where 85% of americans said when they were asked do you believe in the government will do the right thing most of the time or all of the time, 85% said most of the time or all of the time. now it's over 85% say none of the time or little of the time. so even before this debacle with the website it was really at such a low ebb. >> the thing that struck me yesterday, here's kathleen sebelius getting her butt kicked in congress, right, and then you have president obama in boston holding an obama care rally, he's smiling, saying go team, we're going to get it done, and you look at that as a citizen of this country, and you really don't know what to believe, and isn't that just blending or isn't that, isn't that garnering more distrust in government because we don't know what to believe. >> i think you're right. the way you'd roll some
've also seen recently the repeal of don't ask don't tell. and with the obama administration stopping its enforcement of that federal same-sex marriage ban once the supreme court this year overruled that ban, we're now seeing same-sex couples a lot of them get married so that they can enjoy the federal benefits that traditional couples receive, as well. >> i know that apple ceo tim cook is also weighing in on this, he's pushing the senate to vote for the legislation. but do you think it will? >> reporter: actually the expectation, and let me just tell you this, we just got notice from dean heller, a senator from nevada, a republican, who is saying that he will support it and that actually gives this measure 60 votes. so it is appearing that it is increasingly likely that this will pass the senate. and it really is a lot of the business community that is driving this. i spoke with an advocate this morning who said you look at fortune 500 companies, more than 80% of them already have measures like this in place. and it's actually government they feel that is lagging behind. >> interesting.
. the obama administration has to get it right by 30th. but i think they will. but i think it's extremely slippery logic to think ha somehow the website didn't work for the first 30 days or first few weeks that obama doesn't doesn't work. if the website had worked perfectly, would the right be suddenly saying obama care makes sense? universal health care is a good idea. of course not. >> you think this makes it easy. the fight -- >> yeah. >> -- on whether this health care plan really has merit has just been made easy for the naysayers? >> low-hanging fruit. >> so let's talk about legacy, then. the president's legacy is defined in large part likely by this health care effort. and that's whether it's effective or not. so mercedes, is this white house, in your view, in trouble? >> yeah, absolutely. just this week he made the oversimplified statement to try and defend his oversimplified statement that if you like your health care, can you keep it. well, in fact, 10 million people are likely to lose their health care. the ones that they picked. and he called it quote, unquote, substandard plan
with the obama administrati administration what does this say about the government's handle on tech nothing. >> i think it was obviously a black eye. something this big should have been rolled out with a lot more test iing. anybody that's in the business knows that you don't wait until the last two weeks to test something that has three separate parts to put something together. they're bringing in a lot of tech experts, google and others. it's interesting, google is involved. they're involved in everything. >> all right, scott, thank you very much. i appreciate you joining us here on cnn. >> thank you very much. >> all right. d controversial stop and frisk policy back on in new york city. we're discussing that next. when our little girl was born, we got a subaru. it's where she said her first word. (little girl) no! saw her first day of school. (little girl) bye bye! made a best friend forever. the back seat of my subaru is where she grew up. what? (announcer) the subaru forester. (girl) what? (announcer) motor trend's two thousand fourteen sport utility of the year. love. it's what makes a subar
headache for the administration about obama care. jeff zeist said it would be running smoothley by the end of november but the next big meltdown is raising questions about that. another major stumble for the problem-riddled website healthcare.gov. >> it's better today than october 1st but it's a long way from perfect. >> reporter: visitors sunday couldn't apply for health care coverage. vendor for verizon, running the data services hub "experienced a failure in a networking component." that service connects healthcare.gov to the irs and other databases used to determine eligibility. the company says they're working to fix the problem. >> what you're seeing here is a gap in innovation and execution. >> reporter: healthcare.gov ridicule on late night tv. >> the site was only designed to handle six users aa time. >> reporter: "saturday night live" mocking kathleen sebelius. >> consider using our low res website, with simpler fonts and graphics. >> reporter: responsible for overseeing the website's implementation, and the pressure isn't letting up. >> she's already as of "saturday night live,"
. >>> president obama's approval rating have hit an all-time low. his administration under a huge assau assault. what's nextt for the president? i'll challenge one of his former aides coming up next. >>> facebook ceo says younger teens are leaving that social networking site. which leaves one question for you parents. if they're leaving facebook, where are they going? ♪ ♪ ♪ we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness if you qualify, and new car replacement, standard with our auto policies. so call liberty mutual at... today. and if you switch, you could save up to $423. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? nthat's why they deserve... aer anbrake dance. get 50% off new brake pads and shoes. >>> president obuma's approval rating has hit an all-time low here. this is a number nbc news/"wall street journal" 42% approve of the job the president is doing and aapproval at 51% and as i mentioned a new high for president barack obama. but it's not like other politicians are making gains on the back of obama's lower ratings. 2
, the president will be speaking live on his administration's disastrous obama care rollout. these are live pictures. you'll see the president in a matter of minutes there from boston. we'll talk about the testimony today from secretary kathleen sebelius and you'll hear from the guy who led the charge from the president's side to get that law passed, rahm emanuel reacts exclusively to cnn, next. you tell us what you want to pay, and we give you a range of coverages to choose from. who is she? that's flobot. she's this new robot we're trying out, mostly for, like, small stuff. wow! look at her go! she's pretty good. she's pretty good. hey, flobot, great job. oops. [ powers down ] uh-oh, flobot is broken. the "name your price" tool, only from progressive. call or click today. i gotta go deposit a check, transfer some money. so it's your uncle's turn. what? wait, wait, wait... no, no, no, wait, wait. (baby crying) so you can deposit a check... with the touch of a finger. so you can arrange a transfer in the blink of an eye. so you can help make a bond... i got it. that lasts a lifetime. the ch
. that story is next. >>> plus, in the leadup to the rollout of the affordable care act, president obama said if you like your insurance plan, keep it. that is not quite the case right now. so who in the administration knew what and when? cnn investigates. stay with me. you're watching cnn. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the ch
been about obama but part of it has been a very, very effective republican legislative policy. that even though it cost the party in its polls, really hurt the administration in implementing these bills. >> i'm going to coin phrase -- >> i just want to say, that opposition is not responsible for the lousy execution here of the health care bill. >> right, right. thank you for that, david. again, i will coin the phrase, powerhouse panel. because that's indeed what this is. i want to thank julian zelizer, andrew card, mack mclairty and david goergan. thank you very much. ♪ ♪ hey [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up, to be the world's best sports sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ something like a phenomenon, baby ♪ ♪ you're something like a phenomenon ♪ [ male announcer ] the cadillac ats, 2013 north american car of the year. lease this cadillac ats for around $299 per month with premium care maintenance included. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cash card from capital one, i get 2% cash back
roadblocks. and his administration will, again, be working to kbet his health departmentca health care web site back on track. >> good to see both of you. >> really rotting president obama's second term saying that on meet-the-press today. trud or a little bit of sour grapes. >> well, i don't know why this was the moment that mit romney chose to kind of come back and spring back on to the national stage when it comes to health care. but i have think what he said was largely right. the president's biggest legislative achievement is obama care. and he won reelection, at least partly on the fact that the american people believed in his policy vision, including that victory. now it needs to be implemented and they have this huge probable with the web site. beyond the web site is this whole idea of being able to shop and choose your health care policy. and then after that, it's going to be health care delivery. i think the american people, if you look at the president's approval ratings, are very concerned with what they see. >> so julia, the president was in boston earlier this week touting he
zones earlier. being taken down for repairs. the administration is working to fix problems that have plagued the site. officials have promised it will be functioning well for most users. the vast majority, they say by the end of the month. president obama goes on the road this week to make another pitch for the affordable care act. last week it was boston. this wednesday the president travels to dallas. eel thank local volunteers for helps consumers enroll in health care plans. and the president getting help from hollywood. elizabeth cohen has details. >> celebrities helping promote the affordable care act. on funnyordie.com. actress olivia wilde plays a game called obama care or shut up. >> if you're under 26 you can stay on your parents' insurance. >> shut up. >> in jennifer hudson's parody, obama care solves everything. >> my company's health care, it doesn't cover mammograms. >> the aca covers presentative care for women's health. >> that's it. >> lady gaga wants you to get covered. the vampire diaries nina dobrov took her top off for obama care. the president is making a pitch o
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